Report: Spurs rekindle interest in World Cup ace, a year after Paratici thought he cost too much
With the World Cup in full swing, Tottenham Hotspur have the opportunity to take stock and plan ahead.
In terms of transfer business, Spurs certainly have a few pressing matters.
However, Tottenham are apparently looking further ahead too.
According to 90Min, Spurs are continuing to evaluate potential long-term replacements for Hugo Lloris.
And one of the goalkeepers said to be on the North Londoners’ radar is Brentford’s David Raya.
The 27-year-old is apparently one of three Premier League stoppers that have caught Antonio Conte’s eye.
Along with Raya, Spurs are reportedly also eyeing Everton’s Jordan Pickford and Brighton’s Robert Sanchez.
Second time lucky for Tottenham?
Tottenham apparently wanted Raya 18 months ago, The Athletic reported at the time.
However, Spurs explored the possibility of signing him and found him ‘prohibitively expensive’.
Tottenham opted for the ‘far more affordable’ Pierluigi Gollini on loan from Atalanta.
But now, with Raya’s contract expiring in two years’ time, he should – in theory – be cheaper.
And with Lloris’ deal also running out in 2024, Spurs really need to firm up their interest in a long-term successor.
Raya would be a great shout for Tottenham.
He’s incredibly talented, very young for a goalkeeper, has Premier League experience, isn’t contracted to his current club for much longer, and as he’s at a London club already, he wouldn’t need to move city.
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